Friday, September 28, 2007
A new piece for fall. Green chalcedony with faceted carnelian clusters. I absolutely love this piece. I love the colors together and the texture of the small beads.
When I sat down to work on my fall "fashion" line (any better ideas for a name?)I sketched out everything I wanted to do with each gemstone, chain, metal component. I wasn't going to sit down willy-nilly and just start putting pieces together like I normally do. No, this time I would plan it all out. Well... that went out the window about 2 seconds after I sat down to work. Not one thing went as planned. I wanted to make these simple little pieces - very modern and geometric. As it turned out, all of my pieces for fall are very feminine, flowy, clustery, textural. Nothing like I planned at all and they are some of my favorite pieces ever. Funny how things work out.
I have an appointment Monday to drop some of this new work off to a local boutique who is interested in seeing what I do. I am excited. I really would love to have my work in this shop.
I made hundreds of head pins for my clusters yesterday and although I know that I won't get as much work done Friday and Saturday as I would like, I hope Sunday and Monday morning I can make that time up.
It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend in New Orleans. We could really use one.